If you use Terminal Services with the printers option selected to connect to a Windows Server 2008 R2, it may log error TerminalServices-Printers 1111.

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When using the Terminal Services client with the printers option selected to connect to a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine, it may log an error TerminalServices-Printers error 1111 in the System Event logs. 

Log Name: System
Source: TerminalServices
Event ID: 1111
Level: Error

Driver PRINTERDRIVER required for printer PRINTERNAME is unknown.  Contact the administrator to install the driver before you log in again.


  This error is being logged on the Server because the Server does not have a matching driver on the local machine for the Terminal Services session.    If there is a matching driver, this error does not happen. 


Install a printer on the local client that has a matching driver on the Server.  If there is a matching driver on both the server and the client, this error will not be logged.  

More Information

Please see the following KB for additional information regarding Terminal Services printing on Windows Server 2003.  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/239088
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Article ID: 2004736 - Last Review: October 27, 2009 - Revision: 3.0
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard

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